Program

Program (pdf version)

Thursday, October 16th

 

8:00-8:45 
Welcome and Registration

8:45-9:00
Word of Welcome: Michel Duchesneau, Nathalie Fernando, Hugo Ferran

9:00-10:00
Keynote Lecture

  • Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Harvard University – Musical Nostalgia and Newness in Mobile Religions: Insights from the Ethiopian Diaspora

10:00-10:20
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

10:20-12:20   
Panel : Perspectives on African-American religious music
Session chair: Hugo Ferran

  • Clara Biermann, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense – Chanter les Orishas. Sacralisation du candombe afro-uruguayen et construction d’afrodescendance
  • Élise Heinisch, Université Paris-Sorbonne – Analyse du processus rhizomatique de transnationalisation du culte brésilien Umbanda par son répertoire musical
  • Ryan Bazinet, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Afro-Trinidadian Religion and Music: Comparing Orisha and Rada
  • Amanda Villepastour, Cardiff University –  “In the Land of the Blind, a One-Eyed Man Makes Himself King”: Big Musicians in the Making of London Santería

12:20-1:30    
Lunch – Foyer Claude-Champagne

1:30-3:30      
Panel : Transcending borders, nations, and minority groups through music
Session chair: François Picard

  • Diao Ying, University of Maryland – Remolding Religious Practices through Music: The Transnational Musical Exchange among the Christian Lisu on the China-Burma Border
  • Dustin Wiebe, Wesleyan University – The Island of Whose Gods?: Interreligious Network Formation and the Transnationalization of Gamelan Music in Bali
  • Bader Mousa Al-Saif, Georgetown University – American Muslim Hip Hop & Islam in America: Intertwined Evolution & Exportation
  • Victor Randrianary, Université de Mayotte – Une identité arrachée. Le debaa, une pratique féminine soufie de Mayotte

3:30-3:50      
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

3:50-5:50 
Panel : Redefining sacred/secular music and the role of the researcher
Session chair: Kay Kaufman Shelemay

  • Maisie Sum, University of Waterloo – Constructing the Sacred, Negotiating the Secular: A Structural Analysis of Gnawa Music Performance
  • Yonatan Gez, Institut des hautes études internationales et du développement – Churching, clubbing and hopping: Rethinking church participation in Kenya in terms of entertainment and the appeal of music
  • Owen Coggins, The Open University – Amplifier Worship: The Transnational Recombination of Religious Symbols in Drone Metal
  • Jean Pouchelon, Université de Nanterre / Université de Montréal – Gnawa de Paris et de Montréal

5:50-6:30
Cocktail reception – Foyer Claude-Champagne

6:30-7:30 
Concert of Gnawa Music – B-484

 

Friday, October 17th

 

8:00-9:00       
Welcome and Registration

9:00-10:00 
Panel : Religious music festivals and translocal soundscapes
Session chair: Emmanuelle Olivier

  • Jessica Roda, Université du Québec à Montréal – Du réseau transnational au milieu local : l’artiste séfarade comme icône de la réussite juive marocaine à Montréal
  • Monika Salzbrunn & Raphaela von Weichs, Université de Lausanne – Traverser des paysages sonores translocaux : Réflexions méthodologiques sur la transnationalisation du religieux à travers la musique et les événements

10:00-11:00  
Panel : Mores and ethical standards in music
Session chair: Nathalie Fernando

  • Gilles Holder & Emmanuelle Olivier, Centre national de la recherche scientifique – Islamic Pop Music au Mali : Logiques et technologiques de l’économie morale
  • Emir Mahieddin, Université d’Aix-Marseille – Ce que la musique dit des mœurs. Morale et poétique de la circulation musicale dans le pentecôtisme global

11:00-11:20   
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

11:20-12:20   
Keynote Lecture

  • David Irving, Australian National University – David, the Psalms, and Ontologies of Music from Western Europe to Southeast Asia, 1550–1850

12:20-1:30   
Lunch – Foyer Claude-Champagne

1:30-3:30
Panel : Evangelizing through music: hymns, missions, and missionaries
Session chair: Anne Damon-Guillot

  • Enrique Pilco Paz, Université de Montréal – Les péripéties du plain chant dans les Andes du XVIe au XXe siècle
  • François Picard, Université Paris-Sorbonne – Les cahiers de musique, témoins de la mémoire des associations de musique catholiques de Pékin
  • Joanna Heath, Durham University – Sankey’s Sacred Songs and Solos and Mizo Christianity in Northeast India
  • Frances Wilkins, University of Aberdeen – Southern Gospel in North-East Scotland: The Necessity for Change and the Lasting Impact of Moody and Sankey

3:30-3:50
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

3:50-5:50  
Panel : Analyzing the circulation and the transformation of religious music
Session chair: Serena Facci

  • Thomas Hochradner, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg – A Christmas Carol’s Course into the World. “Silent Night” as an Example of Transnationalization
  • Susan Thomson, University of Massachusetts – From Chaitre Parve to YouTube: Hinduism, Transnationalism, and Seraikela Chhau Dance
  • David Stowe, Michigan State University – History, Memory, and Forgetting in Psalm 137
  • Salim Dada, Université Paris-Sorbonne – Al-ādhân : une pluri-identité mouvante dans les sociétés musulmanes contemporaines

 

Saturday, October 18th

 

8:00-9:00
Welcome and Registration

9:00-10:30
Panel : Musical life journeys, events, and fieldwork
Session chair: Monika Salzbrunn

  • Alice Degorce, Institut de recherche pour le Développement – Du rap à l’évangélisation : parole transnationale et parcours de vie d’un bishop de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Jeanne Rey, University of Toronto Scarborough – Répertoires musicaux et processus d’identification collective : réflexions à partir de trois événements religieux (Toronto, Genève, Accra)
  • Debora Baldelli, Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Musical Practice of Hare Krishna devotees in Portugal: Transnational Religious Identity in the making

10:30-10:50   
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

10:50-12:20
Panel : The invention of identities and imagined communities through music
Session chair: Enrique Pilco

  • Teresita Lozano, University of Colorado Boulder – “It’s A Coptic Thing”: Music, Liturgy, and Transnational Religious Identity in an American Coptic Community
  • Alice Aterianus-Owanga, Centre de Recherches et d’études anthropologiques – Transnationaliser le bwiti au rythme du rap gabonais : invention de traditions et métaphorisation religieuse
  • Anne Damon-Guillot, Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Étienne – Isolement et résistance du chant alla turca de l’Église apostolique arménienne d’Istanbul

12:20-1:30
Lunch – Foyer Claude-Champagne

1:30-2:30 
Panel : The Internet, cyber-fieldwork, and musico-religious networks
Session chair: Frédéric Dejean

  • Hugo Ferran, Université de Montréal – “Rate This MezmuR”. Ethnographie d’un groupe de discussion Facebook sur les musiques évangéliques éthiopiennes
  • Kamran Hooshmand, University of Texas at Austin – Digital Tears: Shajarian’s Rabbena Prayer and its Virtual Transnationalization

2:30-2:50
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

2:50-4:20
Panel : Musical migration, diaspora, and multiculturalism
Session chair: David Irving

  • Stephen Muir, University of Leeds – East European Synagogue Music in the Cape of Good Hope: Music, Memory and Migration in the Transnational Experiences of Two Jewish Cantor-Composers
  • Gabriella Djerrahian, McGill University – Expanding the Shades of “Black Music”: Young Ethiopian Israelis and the Transnational Circulation of Ethiopian Music
  • Serena Facci, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” – Voices from a holy city: Christian liturgical music in today’s Rome

4:20-4:40
Break – Foyer Claude-Champagne

4:40-5:40
Recital-talk – B-484

  • Judith Cohen, York University – Singing over Time and Space: Music in Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Life

7:00-10:00  
Dinner
Le Café des beaux-arts (1384 Sherbrooke Ouest)